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Troopers: "Charges On Individuals, Not The Militia"

Charging documents reveal conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder began months ago. Bail was set at $3 million for alleged militia leader Francis "Schaeffer" Cox, of Fairbanks, along with $2 million set for four others accused of plotting to kill Alaska law enforcement officials. On Thursday the five were taken into custody and face several state charges, including conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Lonnie Vernon, 55, and his wife Karen Vernon, 64, along with "Schaeffer" Cox, 26, and Coleman Barney, 36, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and misconduct involving weapons, along with first- and second-degree hindering prosecution.

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